SPIRIT LAKE - The Cherokee Braves split a Lakes Conference wrestling double dual here last week, blasting Le Mars 54-15, and falling to traditional Lakes power Spirit Lake Park 58-24.
Cherokee featured two twin-pin winners in Zac Andrson at 152 pounds, and Miah Back at 285. Luke Zeimen also was a double winner for the Braves, winning by fall and by decision in his two outings.
Rick Weaver at 145, and Gabe Conley at 182 also had pin wins for Cherokee.
"We had mixed emotions on the night," said Cherokee first-year coach Austin Todd. "We came ready to wrestle, picking up the win over Le Mars. However, after wrestling traditionally tough Spirit Lake, we still have much work to do to get where we want to be. Miah Back had a good night, picking up two pins for the team both in the first period."
106 - Nick Madson, L, won by forfeit
113 - Tanner Frencksen, L, won by forfeit
120 - Tyler Carlson, L, beat Andy Pitts 8-2
126 - Hunter Morrow, C, won by forfeit
132 - Open
145 - Rick Weaver, C, pinned Skyler Gries 2:35
152 - Zac Anderson, C, pinned Mitchell Weaver 1:11
160 - Luke Zeimen, C, beat Jacob Johnson 8-2
170 - Blake Booth, C, won by forfeit
182 - Gabe Conley, C, pinned David Hernandez 1:03
195 - Trevor Devitt, C, won by forfeit
220 - Jose Morales, C, won by forfeit
285 - Miah Back, C, pinned Alex Hermes 1:02
106 - Ben Parks, SL, won by forfeit
113 - Doug Miner, SL, won by forfeit
120 - Zac Scopec, SL, pinned Pitts 1:08
126 - Sam Bosma, SL, beat Morrow 11-3
132 - Kenton Murray, SL, won by forfeit
145 - Dylan Bruce, SL, pinned Weaver 4:56
152 - Anderson, C, pinned David Trucksess 4:36
160 - Mongan, C, won by forfeit
170 - Zeimen, C, pinned Savier Tapsia 4:25
182 - Jacob Jemes, SL, pinned Booth 4:25
195 - Casey Jones, SL, pinned Conley 1:22
220 - Nathan Kyle, SL, pinned Morales :47
285 - Back, C, pinned Colby Norton 1:39